Another week, another trawl across the Scottish gig landscape, and first up, on Monday October 2, crawling out of the indie landfill pile, The Pigeon Detectives, who play the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen.
Same venue, different sounds the following night – Tuesday 3rd sees Shellac make a rare visit to Furryboots City.
In Glasgow, DJ Shadow is at the O2 ABC, and there’s beats of a different kind with Dizzee Rascal, at the O2 Academy. Over at St Luke’s, The Xcerts continue their comeback (that’s what they’re calling it, right?)
On Wednesday 4th, Shellac are in Glasgow, at SWG3.
In Edinburgh, The View are at La Belle Angele, while in Inverness, at Ironworks, The Skids continue their comeback trail.
Aberdeen also has a slew of choice – James Yorkston, Kris Drever and Withered Hand are at The Lemon Tree, while The Xcerts are at The Tunnels.
Thursday night sees The Skids play a more intimate show at Dundee’s Beat Generator, while at Edinburgh’s Caves, it’s Skjor.
On Friday night Sid Griffin (the former Lone Ryder) brings The Coal Porters to Strathpeffer. Nowhere near there geographically, Posable Action Figures, Gordon James And The Power are at Aberdeen Lemon Tree.
In Glasgow, SAY Award winners Sacred Paws play the Art School, former Specials man Neville Staple is at Audio, Miracle Glass Company play The Buff Club, and at the Rum Shack, Optimo’s Wilkes-less JD Twitch.
The View arrive at Falkirk’s Warehouse, The View while just up the road (ok, motorway), Jonnie Common punts new single ‘Restless’ at Stirling’s Tolbooth.
Also in Stirling, rather inconveniently,
davesnewbike plug their new album ‘The Tin Can and the Flood’ at excellent new venue The Mediterranéa.
And in Aberdeen, The Alarm are at The Assembly.
Running on Friday and Saturday in Easterhouse at the impressive Platform venue, it’s Eastern Promise 2017. The opening night has The Pictish Trail, Make A Hoo, and Visible Cloaks while Saturday welcomes The Sexual Objects plus Achilles, Leyla Josephine, and RM Hubbert performing the soundtrack to silent film ‘By The Law’.
Saturday has come other choices – Sandi Thom at Òran Mór, Glasgow, or Sleaford Mods at the O2 ABC.
In Aberdeen, Neville Staple‘s at The Assembly, and The Coal Porters put Selkirk on the gig map with a gig at the String Jam Club.
A revitalised Placebo – celebrating 20 years in the business – are at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, while probably keeping quiet about their 40 or so years, The Alarm play The Liquid Room.
Also, James Yorkston, Kris Drever and Withered Hand arrive in Irvine just too late to play the Magnum, making do instead with a show at Harbour Arts Centre.
In Edinburgh, davesnewbike continue their tour with a gig at Leith Depot, while in Glasgow Vessels are at The Art School. North Atlas
are at Stereo, and Jonnie Common has his Glasgow leg of his single launch tour, at the Hug and Pint. Oh, and Fast Camels are at The Bon Accord (what, the real ale pub at Charing Cross?)
And welcoming Dumbarton to the world of rock’n’roll, Jamie & Shoony play at The Waterside Inn.
Sunday sees Grizzly Bear play the O2 ABC and Bis are back, at The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow,
And Brian Molko returns home (really) with Placebo for a show at Dundee’s Caird Hall.